Touchpad Toshiba stopped working

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I had a few customers bringing their Toshiba laptops for repair with exactly the same problem. The touchpad stopped working without any reason. The laptop is working just fine with an external USB mouse but the touchpad is dead.

Solution? Most likely the touchpad was disabled somehow. On Toshiba laptops you can enable or disable the touchpad with Fn+F9 shortcut on the keyboard.

Hold down the Fn key and at the same time press once on the F9 key. This will enable the touch pad.

Does it help?

44 Responses

  1. GD-Bigrat

    My Toshiba Satellite M305-S4910 has a touchpad that has driven ME to the EDGE of playing FRIZZBEE with the laptop. Finally, the thing died (after upgrading, elimating, downloading, etc., again, and again, and again. Enough; got a wireless mouse (got rid of the damned Synaptics drivers) and have happily moved on with computing. Problems solved.
    Oh, I replace the hard drive 5400rpm with a 180Gb SSD drive, and a 2TB external for expansion/backup/bootable needs. Now, I’m really happy.

  2. I’m not sure if I’m doing this right, but anyway you said to push fn button while I’m pressing the f9 button to get my touchpad back on. Well, it didn’t work and it just stopped working for no apparent reason. I didn’t even go into anything that would even remotely make it quit working, please respond. Thank you

  3. Thanks a lot, it works what exactly you mentioned.

  4. Michael

    thanks i eas ready to take it for repear

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